15 Fascinating Lesser-Known Science Facts. Facts This is actually our third list of science facts, but here we have focussed especially on lesser-known trivia.
Hopefully you will find at least a handful of items here that are completely new to you. Be sure to add your own fascinating facts to the comments. If you wish to read the previous lists of facts, they are: Top 20 Amazing Science Facts, and Another 15 Amazing Science Facts. 1. 2. 3. 4. 6. 7. 8. 9. 65 Million years ago, a meteor impact in Chicxulub, Mexico caused megatsunamis thousands of feet high. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.
Jamie Frater. 6 Intimate Details You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone. How much would you pay to be able to read another person's mind?
As superpowers go, it's a hell of a lot more of a game changer than, say, flight. Your career, your relationships -- everything would change. But experts say you can gather a whole bunch of intimate details about a person just by looking at them. No, it's not 100 percent accurate, and it's not magic. It's just science. Is She Interested In You? Getty Remember back in high school when you were talking to that cute girl you really liked, but you couldn't tell if she liked you back, and your fear of rejection prevented you from expressing your feelings in any way apart from night after night of tearful masturbation?
Science to the rescue! How? Experts will tell you it's all in the body language, but you know better. Getty"I realized she was into me right around the time we started having sex. " But watch her feet. GettyThe angle of her heels says "I put out," but those knees say "not for you. " And while we're on the subject ... SexFacts_tsj.jpg from thesmokingjacket.com - StumbleUpon. Why Do We Have Sex? "Sex is hard to explain," writes Michael Brothurst in a recent article in the journal Science.
Like others in his field, Brothurst, who studies the evolution of sexual reproduction at the University of Liverpool, doesn't "get" men. "Since males can't reproduce by themselves and often contribute nothing except genes to their offspring, a population of asexual females can grow at double the rate of a population that reproduces sexually," he writes. Why, then, do males exist at all? Why do most plants and animals have two sexes — that is, two sexes who have sex with each other — instead of just one? The most likely explanation is known as the Red Queen hypothesis, named after the monarch in Lewis Carroll's "Through the Looking Glass.
" Sex, the theory holds, gives host organisms a leg-up on this evolutionary treadmill. Evidence in favor of the Red Queen hypothesis comes from many walks of life. Levi Morran of Indiana University and his colleagues have given the Red Queen theory a new boost. 5 Great Scientists Who Believed Wildly Unscientific Things. If you've been reading Cracked for a while, you probably already know that some scientists had pretty unorthodox methods of experimentation, and that some others were thought of as idiots in their time.
But those are all just cases of misunderstood genius -- brilliant people doing crazy things in the service of the scientific method. What's harder to figure out are the famously brilliant scientists who went above and beyond to proudly wave two middle fingers in the face of reason. #5. Isaac Newton Everyone knows that Sir Isaac Newton was one of the greatest scientists to ever live. Wikipedia"It's not science if you're covering your junk.
" The Crazy: It's estimated that Newton devoted more time to the study of scripture than to science, and he was generally considered a religious nut at a time when everyone took their religion pretty seriously. WikipediaBecause all numbers add up to a wolf eating the sun. GettyApple-induced head injuries are kind of a double-edged sword for scientists. #4.